|Title||The continued rise of Lyme disease in Ontario, Canada: 2017|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Nelder MP, Wijayasri S, Russell CB, Johnson KO, Marchand‑Austin A, Cronin K, Johnson S, Badiani T, Patel SN, Sider D|
|Journal||Can Commun Dis Rep|
In 2017, Lyme disease incidence showed a marked increase in Ontario, especially in the eastern part of the province. If current weather and climate trends continue, blacklegged ticks carrying tick-borne pathogens, such as those causing Lyme disease, will continue to spread into suitable habitat. Monitoring the extent of this geographic spread will inform future clinical and public health actions to detect and mitigate the impact of Lyme disease in Ontario.